Alarms

SIA administers CP-01, The False Alarm Reduction Standard, which saves time and money for alarm owners and first responders. In many ways, alarms are the most traditional part of a security enterprise, and SIA works with partners in the alarm industry to facilitate interoperability, connectivity and redundancy of alarm systems.

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Audio for Alarm Verification

Police departments across the nation have become overwhelmed by false alarms triggered by malfunctioning security systems. According to city statistics, of the 62,500 alarms the Memphis Police Department responded to in 2016, 99.2 percent were deemed to be false, as reported by Security Sales & Integration. In the end, it amounted to $1.7 million and…

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wireless security
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Offering More With Your Security Installs

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Most dealers are familiar wireless intrusion detection devices – motion detectors and door/window transmitters, and the like – and understand the advantages of wireless. Because wireless eliminates the labor costs running of cable and trenching, the economic advantages are clear. Likewise, wireless avoids the difficulties presented by traditional hardwiring. Wireless devices can be simply mounted…

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retail
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Technology Recommendations for Incident Monitoring and Investigations in Retail

The Security Industry Association’s Public Safety Working Group and Retail Security Interest Group have collaborated to develop detailed information on recommended technologies supporting incident monitoring and investigations in the retail sector. Here you will find a list of security solutions aiming to improve security for retail owners and assist law enforcement in conducting investigations against petty…

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residential security
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Securing New Ground Panel to Highlight Embracing Change and Creating Value in Home Monitoring

It’s almost time for Securing New Ground (SNG), the annual executive conference  hosted by the Security Industry Association (SIA), and we’re looking forward to an exciting lineup of discussions on the security business trends that matter most. In one of the event’s featured discussions – Monitoring and the Home: Embracing Change and Creating Value – a…

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SIA Technology Insights STI Fall 2018
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SIA Technology Insights – Fall 2018

In every issue of SIA Technology Insights, we try to look to the cutting edge (and sometimes even to the bleeding edge) of security technology, to ensure you stay current with the steady whir of technology change. In that spirit, we start this issue off with two technologies – social media and facial recognition – that are seeing great adoption in the consumer space and poised to be adopted for security and safety applications.

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SIA Technology Insights Spring 2018 issue
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SIA Technology Insights – Spring 2018

In every issue of SIA Technology Insights, we try to look to the cutting edge (and sometimes even to the bleeding edge) of security technology, to ensure you stay current with the steady whir of technology change. In that spirit, we start this issue off with two technologies – social media and facial recognition – that are seeing great adoption in the consumer space and poised to be adopted for security and safety applications.

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Alarm Systems
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SIA Supports Common Sense Alarm Legislation in Maryland

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The Security Industry Association (SIA) recently testified in support of two bills before the Maryland General Assembly—Maryland House Bill (HB) 645 and Maryland HB 1117. Maryland’s HB 645 would update long-outdated local regulations by providing a statewide exemption for wireless, low-voltage alarm systems from electrical permitting requirements. These requirements were established when wired systems were…

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Tax Incentives for Security Systems and Fire Protection Systems
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SIA Explains Tax Incentives for Security and Fire Protection Systems in New Fact Sheet

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The Security Industry Association (SIA) today released a fact sheet, “New Tax Incentives for Security and Fire Protection Systems,” to explain how new U.S. tax reforms allow many businesses to deduct the full cost of security and fire protection systems as an expense for the tax year in which they are placed in service. Under…

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